Posted on :
14 Oct, 2020
14 Oct, 2020
The International Development Division focuses on improving the lives and economic well-being of people in lower and middle-income countries. We command technical expertise in health, agriculture, climate change, food security and governance—as well as in international evaluation. Our multi-layered health portfolio includes policy, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management. In partnership with government clients and local experts, our high-quality programs in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East are known for impact and innovation.
Job Title: Combatting Wildlife Trafficking Manager
Abt Associates is seeking a qualified Combatting Wildlife Trafficking Manager to support the anticipated USAID West Africa Biodiversity and Low Emission Development Activity (WABiLED). This position located in Accra, Ghana, will provide overall strategic direction, technical leadership, and implementation for the task order under the STARR II IDIQ. The Combatting Wildlife Trafficking Manager will support the Chief of Party (COP) in management of the Combatting Wildlife Trafficking Team and all research, design, implementation, and monitoring activities and cross-cutting tasks related to that objective. The Manager will provide thought leadership, technical guidance and expertise, and lead implementation activities for interactions between the team and local governments.
The position will lead efforts to combat wildlife trafficking in the West Africa (Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone) region and improve governance and policy in critical natural and human systems related to wildlife crimes and transnational organized crime. By working through regional partners, and with targeted national and sub-national institutions, this position will lead to increased capacity of institutions at all levels to reduce wildlife trafficking and strengthen management of conservation areas in biodiverse landscapes.
This position is contingent upon award.
Key Roles And Responsibilities
Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits.